New 2014 Pro AM to Pro Licensing Structure to be announced by Mid November 2013:
Drivers and teams competing in the SWD FD Pro AM Competition program can request a copy of the rules from (email@example.com)
2013 ProAm Supplement
2013 Formula Drift Pro Technical Regulations
2013 Formula Drift Pro Sporting Regulations
AM Tech. Information
The following pdf links outline our general regulations for Tech. inspection. Please look over these carefully and make sure that follow these guidelines so that come event day, you won’t be scrambling to repair something that does not pass our technical inspection.
Click here for the Amateur event Rules
In an effort to expedite getting cars on course as early as possible and to provide all participants with maximum seat time during our events we are making some adjustments to the event day schedule and are also going live with an AM driver pre-tech option offered by SWD and BRE.
This option will allow you to get your car teched before the event. This will save time during event day and get you well prepared for your next day at the track with SWD.
Please contact Tex at BRE to schedule your tech appointment asap. BRE 1-980-521-2224. If you have not completed Pre-tech prior to we will tech you car on event day as usual.
Here a some answers to some frequent questions that we get from Drivers that will be running Pro AM
Do I need One Race Seat or Two? Only one is required for Pro AM
What about the Style and Rating of the seats?
In regards to the difference between 39.1 and 39.2 seat spec; the 39.2 SFI specification is used for more mass produced seats. The test loads are less for 39.2 than they are for 39.1 so it is used for lower level seats.
Both the 39.1 and 39.2 are approved for use when running in Pro AM
Seats must be homologated to FIA standard 8855-1999 or by the SFI.
What type of Helmet Can I use?• Snell Memorial Foundation – SA2000 , SA2005
• SFI Foundation – Spec 31.2, Spec 31.2A
• British Helmet Standard – BS 6658:1958
Kill Switch ..
Get one.. They are required.
What about my seatbelts.
The SFI Spec 16.1 for Driver Restraint Assemblies requires that the webbing be replaced every 2 years to maintain certification of a harness. The concern is the effect of sunlight and environmental exposure on the seatbelt webbing based on abundant scientific data. When Spec 16.1 was released in 1986 the committee that developed the spec was guided by input from webbing fiber manufacturers who informed the committee that prolonged exposure to sunlight and radiation from other sources causes a loss in breaking strength of the fibers. This position was presented by both DuPont and Celanese, at the time, major manufacturers of Nylon yarns used in webbing. In a DuPont report, different types of Nylon were exposed over a period of time and then tested for breaking strength (the amount of applied test load when failure of the webbing occurs). In only 12 months, the different types of Nylon retained between 20-40% of their original breaking strength values. By 24 months, only 10-20% of the original strength was retained.
> Of course, not all race cars have daily exposure to sunlight as in these tests, but it is a possible worse case scenario. As a result, the SFIspec needed to give the sanctioning bodies some reasonable guide to seat belt life. The spec is therefore set at an average condition, but without this spec, who would make the decision as to the condition of a set of belts? This cannot be done visually. The facts are that the two year rule has been in place for over two decades and is used by over eighty sanctioning bodies around the world. The basis for the requirement was extensive testing by DuPont, Celanese, and confirmed by the US Army and has been validated many times over the years. The sanctioning bodies have experienced a dramatic reduction if not elimination of seat belt related problems.
> The US Army testing referenced above was a 1993 study on Nylon webbing conducted by that entity. After prolonged outdoor exposure, the average breaking strength of Nylon webbing decreased from almost 3,500 lbs. to less than 500 lbs. in 24 months. This data confirmed the findings by DuPont and Celanese and further corroborated that the 2-year service life is reasonable.